HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c17W
33. Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if any progress had been made in the design of power stations for the home market by the Central Electricity Generating Board which have regard to the export potential of the power industries.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The CEGB has adopted a policy of standardising designs for its engineering programme of power plant development. The board responds positively, through British Electricity International Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Electricity Council), to British manufacturers' requests for CEGB support and assistance in securing potential export business. While the standards are not necessarily the same as those abroad, experience in United Kingdom use and the satisfaction of the United Kingdom user can prove a valuable export recommendation.